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Underworld, warrior god
Creation of Nirn
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Legend and loreEdit
Foreign gods (i.e. of the Meri pantheon) conspired against him and brought about his defeat, dooming him to the underworld. Atmoran myths depict him as a bloodthirsty warrior king who led the Nords to victory over their Aldmeri oppressors time and again. Before his doom, Shor was the King of the Gods. He is sometimes called the Children's God.
Beliefs involving ShorEdit
After dying in battle, Nords go to Sovngarde. There the heroes eat, drink and feast in the Hall of Valor. The heroes remain in Sovngarde until they ride out one final time with Shor. Also, it appears that Shor is also a sort of ruler in Sovngarde as people like Tsun make references to him as their leader. A suprising revelation as Shor's continuing active agency in his realm runs counter to Lorkhan's status as a "dead" god. This may be due to the fact that as he is mortal he has access to an afterlife unlike Daedra. As it is clear that an afterlife does exist in Nirn this is a possible explanation.
Among the Nords, Shor is still held in some measure of reverence. Venerated as a Chief-God despite his status as deceased, and as the noble Lord of Sovngarde. Many Nordic characters are heard to swear by Shor, and his name is often invoked in Nordic curses.
- Main article: Five Songs of King Wulfharth#Shor's Tongue
Shor's Tone was the first song of King Wulfharth; dating back to 1E 500. After the defeat of the Alessian army at Glenumbria Moors, where King Hoag Merkiller was slain, Wulfharth of Atmora was elected by the Pact of Chieftains. His thu'um was so powerful that he could not verbally swear into the office, and scribes were used to draw up his oaths. Immediately thereafter, bards scribed the first law of his reign: a fiery reinstatement of the traditional Nordic pantheon. The edicts were outlawed, their priests put to the stake, and their halls set ablaze. The shadow of King Borgas had ended for a span. For his zealotry, King Wulfharth was called "Shor's Tongue", and Ysmir, Dragon of the North.
- When an NPC is shocked they may say, "Shor's bones!"
- Shor's Stone, a hamlet in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, is named after him.
- Shor's Watchtower also bears his name.